Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
Precautionary evacuations for the town of Blocksburg. There will be a meeting Saturday at 6pm at the Baptist Church in Bridgeville 48215 Alderpoint Road :    
Mandatory Evacuations for residences in the area of Mad River Rd from Highway 36 to Three Forks Road area and the back side of the lake on Ruth/Zenia Road to the Ruth Dam:    
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:    
For 24-hour Air Quality Information, call the NCUAQMD’s hotline toll-free at 1-866-BURN-DAY (1-866-287-6329), or visit the website at    

New online scholarship application available

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A local foundation is providing 100 scholarships for students in Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties.
The Humboldt Area Foundation application will allow local graduating seniors and current or returning college students to apply for some of the more than $300,000 in scholarships available. 

Students will have to answer some short questions online. Scholarships need to be submitted electronically by Monday, March 17th at 5 p.m.  The website to apply online is


Awards range from $200 to $7,500.  The application becomes available January 15th.